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"Four pillars make up our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategy: Community, Training & Development, Talent & Opportunity, and Accountability & Responsibility. The goal for all our DEI initiatives is to create fans for life. Whether you work here, interview with us, join us for a game, we want to you to see yourself represented here." -Christina Jefferson, Sr. Director, Inclusion and Culture

"At the end of the day, we care about the impact we make on those around us and the difference we make in the world"
Training & Development

Training & Development

To be the best, we must develop excellence at every level of the organization. We recognize Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is crucial to our success – its pillars are embedded into our employee training and development practices at every level.

Accountability & Responsibility

Accountability & Responsibility

We take action and do the right thing consistently. The key to creating lasting impact in DEI work in sports is to be accountable and honor our commitments. #changesports

Forty Niners Employee Resource Groups

We currently have five Employee Resource and Affinity Groups who focus on Community, Education, Development, Advocacy and giving back.

APEX

APEX

The 49ers AAPI Professional Exchange harnesses our multicultural identities to maximize opportunities for networking, professional development, and social engagement.

BUILD

BUILD

Build is committed to developing a sense of community through celebration of our rich cultural heritage, fellowship, and promotion of psychological safety for our Black employees. Through mentorship, networking and professional development opportunities we strive to empower our members to unlock their full potential, excel in their careers, and become leaders.

L.E.A.D

L.E.A.D

Empoderar a la comunidad LatinX con eventos sociales y educativos que dan visibilidad a la belleza de la cultura latina y los desafíos que enfrentamos. Al enfocarnos en la justicia social, el desarrollo profesional y las celebraciones culturales, nos esforzamos por construir un sentido de pertenencia y aprovechar de la plataforma del NFL para amplificar las historias latinas y reconocer el poder y la influencia de nuestra gente.

Empower the Latinx community by creating social and educational events that bring visibility to the beauty of Latino culture and the challenges we face. By focusing on social justice, professional development, and cultural celebrations we strive to build a sense of belonging and leverage the NFL platform to amplify Latino stories and recognize the power and influence of our people.

P.L.U.S. Pride, Leadership & Unity in Sports.

P.L.U.S. Pride, Leadership & Unity in Sports.

Facilitate discussion, celebration, and advocacy regarding current and historic events. Educate, advise, and welcome employees through community events and communication. Provide authentic perspectives and experiences in conjunction with 49ers Pride.

Women Connect

Women Connect

Women Connect provides a platform for women to engage in conversation about gender, equity, and professional development and continuously fosters an environment in which women feel connected, supported and included.

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Internship and Fellowship Programs

We understand not everyone has the same access to a career in football and are committed to creating equitable opportunities for recruiting, hiring and promotion. Part of that commitment is through our new Internship and Fellowship programs.

Interning for the San Francisco 49ers is one of the best opportunities that I have embarked on for my career. It's easy to say that this is a great organization to work for as it is a professional team offering experience in the sports industry for anyone starting their career. But I believe it says more to understand that working for this team means that you are a part of the Faithful family, both internally and amongst the community. From the start you are welcomed and accepted as part of the team. You will be given a chance to make your mark and have ownership of your own projects, events, work, etc. which allows you to gain real-life work experience inside an industry you have worked so hard to be a part of. You'll be given opportunities to network with others in the organization, volunteer within the community, and work to build a diverse and inclusive environment. Working with the 49ers is more than a career growth opportunity, but is a chance to enjoy the work you do for a community you call home.

-Amber Wyatt, Fan Engagement Intern

"My internship as the fundraising programs intern with the 49ers Foundation has been such an amazing experience. It has allowed me to grow and learn so many new skills that will help me thrive in my career. I love that this internship pushed me and gave me the opportunity to try out different things that sparked my interest. The fundraising team always listened when I shared my ideas, allowed me to take initiative, and take the lead on multiple projects. I love that the 49ers organization is so inclusive and willing to help you out with whatever you need. I'm very grateful for this internship because it allowed me to have my first job in sports with the team that I grew up loving and solidified why I want to work in the sports industry."

- Kira Griffin, Fundraising Programs Intern

"As someone who was looking to break into the sports industry through a pandemic – The San Francisco 49ers, who are also the team I was raised to love, made my dreams come true. Being an intern with this incredible storied franchise was nothing short of amazing, full of incredible people, and gave me so much room for growth and opportunities. Without the 49ers I don't know where I'd be".

- Demari Walker, Community Relations Intern

Learn more about Employment at 49ers